Film & Dance Series: Take the Lead


Join us for our Film & Dance Series at HPAC! This month, we’re screening Take the Lead in our Cinema, followed by a dance lesson in our Ballroom. Reserve your spot unique, fun, & lively experience!

About the film: Inspired by a true story, Antonio Banderas stars as internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer Pierre Dulande in this family drama. The film revolves around a professional dancer who volunteers to teach in the New York City public school system. But when his classic methods clash with his students’ hip-hop instincts, he teams up with them to create a new style of dance and becomes their mentor in the process.

Dress Code for Dance Classes: Wear neat, casual attire that is comfortable for movement and shoes with suede soles and heel protectors, such as dress shoes or ballroom dance shoes. Please do not wear jeans, sweatpants, shorts, sneakers, or street shoes.


Antonio Banderas, Alfre Woodard

Directed by

Liz Friedlander

Written by

Dianne Houston